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V.M. (Vanessa) Strike

Assistant Professor

Vanessa Strike
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Strategy & Entrepreneurship
ERIM Membership:
Associate Member ERIM, affiliated since 2008

Vanessa Strike is an Assistant Professor in Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management. She received her PhD from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Her research interests include Family Business, Entrepreneurship, Governance, Comparative Ownership Structures, and CSR. In particular, she focuses on the challenges of governance and decision-making within the family firm, and advising to the family firm.

She has published in the Journal of International Business, Family Business Review, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, and has published teaching cases and teaching notes on family business and entrepreneurship. Her research was also recently profiled in RSM Insights. Vanessa's dissertation on family firms and governance was a finalist at the Academy of Management conference in 2009: Mindful Governance: The Role of the Most Trusted Advisor in Family-Owned Firms. Recently, she received the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Award for best research paper at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Family Business Conference, and the Outstanding Discipline Award for Entrepreneurship from Ivey Publishing that recognizes the top selling cases in each faculty discipline world-wide for her family business case: Ganong Bros. Limited.

Publications (8)
  • Book contributions
    • Strike, V.M. & Morse, E. (2011). Ganong Bros. Limited, Teaching Case. In Strategic Management, 1st Canadian Edition. Pearson Education.
  • Doctoral thesis
    • Strike, V.M.. Mindful Governance: The Role of the Most Trusted Advisor in Family-Owned Firms. University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada: University of Western Ontario). Prom./coprom.: C. Rerup & E. Morse.
Recognitions (3)
Events (2)
Nov 30, 2012 Academic Symposium on Family Business
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Feb 23, 2012 Harmonizing Habits and Self-Determination: When Personalism Meets Dynamic Capabilities
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Visiting address
Office: T07-20
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam

Latest publication

Strike, V.M., Sapp, S.G. & Congiu, L. (2013). Best Family Business Paper, Academy of Management 2013. Wetenschappelijk.

Latest news

Elsevier Top 100 largest Dutch family businesses

Every year Elsevier magazine makes a list of the largest Dutch family businesses according to revenue. The feature also quotes Pursey Heugens and mentions research by Vanessa Strike both of the Erasmus…